In the 1970s, ecologists published results from one of the first whole-forest ecosystem studies ever conducted in Hubbard Brook, New Hampshire. In the paper, scientists reported that salamanders represent one of the largest sources of biomass, or food, of all vertebrates in the forest landscape.
Forestry professionals are not only logging, but will now log-in before doing forestry work. In August 2013, the Oregon Department of Forestry began developing a Notification of Forest Operations process with a simple 21st century solution: E-Notification. Starting October 1, E-Notification occurs through the Forest activity Electronic Reporting and Notification System (FERNS), accessible through the Department’s main web page at www.oregon.gov/odf.
By Leslie Robertson
NASF Foundation photography fellow
Today I met up with Jean Devlin, an Education Program Specialist in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) communications department with whom I went on yesterday's timber tour.
Wildlife biologists recently scanning photographs taken by a trail camera in the Uinta Mountains last winter saw something never before captured in Utah: the first official photographs of a wolverine.
Kim Hersey, Mammals Conservation Coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR), says biologists from the DWR and the United States Forest Service set four stations along the north slope of the Uinta Mountains to capture images of any elusive forest-dwelling carnivores.
Matt Harris is the new Arbor Day Foundation's new chief executive, only the second in the organization's 42 year history.
"The work of the Arbor Day Foundation is as important as ever," Harris said in an Arbor Day press release.
"We stand poised to expand our leadership role in ensuring that trees are recognized as a vital part of solving challenging global issues. People's lives are positively affected every day by trees. Planting trees helps to address pollution, water quality, climate change, hunger and poverty around the world."
The NASF Foundation photography fellow Leslie Robertson is headed to the forests of Minnesota on July 14.
Robertson will document working forests of Minnesota, including economic benefits from recreation in state forests, public benefits such as clean air and water from St. Paul's urban forests, as well as the professionals that work for the Department of Natural Resources.
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